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It’s Time for Martini Recipes this Week on Thirsty Thursday!


Traditionally prepared with gin and vermouth and garnished with a lemon twist or olive, the martini has become one of the world’s best known cocktails.  American journalist H.L. Mencken called the martini “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet”.  And of course, James Bond made this iconic cocktail  famous when he ordered his vodka martini “shaken, not stirred” in classic James Bond films.  

Martini recipes have come a long way from gin and vermouth.  These days, one can find amazing and unique recipes, and The Daily Dish Magazine is bringing you a collection of some of the best martini recipes from our blogger friends!  

Martini Time at Daily Dish Magazine: A Collection of the Best Martini Recipes


 The Fruity Martini

These drinks have delightful fruit combinations, combined with interesting flavors.  


Pear Ginger Thyme MartiniThis martini, created by The Hungry Couple, features homemade ginger syrup and fresh thyme leaves.

Very Pink Raspberry CosmopolitanA new twist on the classic cosmopolitan, the Very Pink Raspberry Cosmopolitan was created by Pineapple and Coconut and features raspberry liqueur and fresh raspberries.  

Orange Dreamsicle Martini:  Wine and Glue created this orange cream martini using fresh squeezed orange juice. 

Tropical Orange Breeze Cocktail:  Orange vodka and ginger ale is featured in this tropical flavored martini from The Cookistry.

Hemingway Daiquiri Martini:  This cocktail was created by Karen’s Kitchen Stories and features rum and maraschino liqueur and garnished with fresh cherries. 

Watermelon Lime Vodka-TiniThis is brought to you by The Culinary Life and would be a great warm weather cocktail since it features fresh watermelon. 

Cranberry Spiced Martini: This cocktail from The Noble Pig would be a wonderful holiday cocktail, but I’d drink it any time of the year!

Pink Grapefruit and Basil Martini:  Created by Dinner, Dishes and Dessert, uses fresh grapefruit juice and basil!

Cantalope Martini


The Classics

 This collection of recipes from Karen’s Kitchen Stories features a modern spin using classic ingredients.


The Classic Cocktail: This recipe  is a revival of the classic cocktail, featuring brandy and luxardo.

The French Martini:  A new take on the French Martini, this cocktail features chambord and citrus vodka.

The Vesper Martini: This is a cocktail that James Bond ordered in some of his later Bond films!

Classic Martini Recipe: As the purists like, what is a classic martini?


Time for Dessert!

These cocktails are like dessert in a glass!


 Tres Leches CaketiniThis cocktail was created by The Snappy Gourmet and includes real cake mix!!

Cookie Butter Milkshake(tini): This Milkshake-Tini  from Wine and Glue features cake batter vodka and ice cream!

Happy Birthday Martini: Looking for a cocktail to celebrate your birthday?   The Hungry Goddess created a slice of cake in a glass! 

Strawberry Shortcake MartiniThe Pink Flour  created this cocktail that features strawberry shortcake vodka and a graham cracker rim! 

Root Beer Floatini: Another great cocktail from Wine and Glue, this Root Beer Float in a glass features both cake and Root Beer flavored vodka.

Brandy Alejandro: The Brandy Alejandro was created by The Cookistry and features Brandy and coffee liqueur.

Vanilla Latte Martini:   This martini from All Day I Dream About Food is not only delicious, but it is low carb AND gluten free!

Amaretto Peach MartiniFeatured in this cocktail from Will Cook for Smiles  is Amaretto and Peach Schnapps which combines for delightful flavor. 




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Tracy Iseminger

Tracy is a busy mother to 2 girls, 3 dogs, 5 cats, and 17 chickens! Her adventures in cooking led her to create Daily Dish Magazine. She has a passion for pairing food with travel and wine. She is Marketing Director at Crimson Vine Marketing, Social Media Specialist at Cougar Digital Marketing, and a Dental Hygienist in her spare time... but her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.

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  1. Great roundup! I’m with Barb, put it in a martini glass… =) Thanks so much for the share!

  2. Thanks for mentioning the pink raspberry martini a friend did for my Friday Cocktail series; this one honoring my daughter who was going through chemo at the time.

    I find it funny that ‘purists’ get so wired about using the word martini for anything but a gin and vermouth combo…I say, put it in a martini glass and doggone it; it’s a martini!

    I have a caramel apple martini on my blog that’s actually my favorite for fall. It’s like the perfect combination of childhood and adulthood! 🙂

    1. I agree! I have a large assortment of Martini Recipes myself and NONE of them have Gin OR Vermouth!

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